January 28, 2016

Career Services

More Information Please 
| Join Shelly for a workshop on mastering the informational interview: when to use it, how to target the right people, and how to make this practice work for you.
Monday, February 1st @ 10am | Saieh 247
Friday, February 5th @ 3pm | Saieh 247

REMINDER: Employer-in-Residence: Ideas42 | As part of the Emerging Leaders program, we are hosting Ideas42, a non-profit behavioral design lab and consulting firm that uses behavioral science to help solve difficult social problems and have impact at scale. Come join us to learn more about their work, unique methodology, and recruiting process. During the session, students will also receive an introduction to the behavioral science approach, and have the opportunity to practice applying behavioral insights and designing innovative solutions to problems that they’re currently working on in Chicago. | RSVP
Friday, Jan 29th @ 12-1:30pm, Saieh 242

REMINDER: Graduate Global Impact Internship Program: Introduction, Logistics, Information | The Graduate Global Impact Internship Program is UChicagoGRAD’s set of paid summer internship opportunities. In partnership with multiple programs and departments across campus, UChicagoGRAD facilitated internship opportunities for 70 students last summer. There are several ways to be involved, and the information session is the best way to get your questions answered about potential opportunities. You have the opportunity to design your own internship; apply to internship positions at organizations vetted by UChicagoGRAD; or receive help in your application to an existing internship.
Information sessions:
Monday, February 1st from 12:30-1:50pm | Harper Library 130 | RSVP
Thursday, February 4th from 12:30-1:50pm | Classics 110 | RSVP

Thought Provoking

“By the People: The Election of Barack Obama” film screening and conversation with David Axelrod and Filmmaker Alicia Sams | IOP | Join us at the IOP for a screening of By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, which followed young first term Senator Obama of Illinois documenting his rise to the nation’s highest office in one of the most unexpected and pioneering campaigns in history. We will be joined by a lead cast member and former senior strategist to President Obama, current IOP Director David Axelrod, and the movie’s filmmaker Alicia Sams for a brief discussion at 5pm followed by the screening at 5:45pm. Dinner will be provided. | More Info + Register
Friday, January 29th from 5-7:30pm | IOP, 5707 S Woodlawn

TedxUChicago Speaker Salon | TEDxUChicago | TEDXUChicago is excited to launch its first-ever salon! With a smaller audience size, salons aim to stimulate lively discussions between audiences and speakers that will continue beyond the TEDx session. Professor Wendy Freedman, astronomer, former director of Carnegie Observatories, and TED speaker, will be addressing her topic of expertise of the observational side of cosmology. Her talk: “A Great Leap Towards Astronomical Discovery,” will focus on the expansion of the universe, dark energy, and dark matter, as well as talk about her current Giant Magellan Telescope Project in Chile. | More Info + Register
Monday, February 1st from 6-8pm | International House, Assembly Hall

Identity and Alienation: The Story of an Undocumented Immigrant | Center for Identity and Inclusion | Join the IOP and the Center for Identity and Inclusion as they welcome award-winning author and journalist Lawrence Hill for a discussion of the themes of identity, alienation, migration, and dislocation in his novels and non-fiction. Hill’s most recent novel, The Illegal, is a timely story of the plight of an undocumented immigrant staying just one step ahead of the law. Hill will explore how he approaches his craft and the ways in which he uses imagined narrative to explore and elucidate cultural and political issues such as racial identity, immigration, and statelessness. | Lunch will be provided. | Book signing to follow. | More Info + Register
Wednesday, February 3rd from 12-1:15pm
Center for Identity and Inclusion, 5710 S Woodlawn

Blood Oil: A Global Voices Author Lecture with Leif Wenar | International House | Natural resources like oil and minerals are the largest source of unaccountable power in the world. Petrocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend resource money on armies and oppression; militants in Iraq and the Congo spend resource money on bombs and ammunition. Resource-fueled authoritarians and armed groups have given America its more dramatic foreign challenges for a generation—and the source of their power is ultimately ordinary consumers, doing their everyday shopping at the gas station and mall. In his sweeping new book, Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World, one of today’s leading political philosophers Leif Wenar explores how the “resource curse” impedes democracy and development—and searches for the hidden global rule that puts shoppers into business with some of today’s most dangerous people. He discovers the same rule that historically licensed the slave trade and genocide and apartheid—a rule whose abolition has marked some of humanity’s greatest triumphs, yet that still breeds tyranny and war and extremism through today’s global resource trade. | More Info + Register
Wednesday, February 3rd @ 6pm | International House, Assembly Room



Islamic Studies | “Enforcing Intimacy: Tradition, Mass Education, and the Person Question,” by Timothy Gutmann
TODAY!: Thursday, January 28th from 12-1:30pm | Swift 106

PIPES | “Religion on the Battlefield,” by Ron E Hassner (UC Berkeley)
TODAY!: Thursday, January 28th from 4:30-6pm | Pick 506

18th/19th Century Atlantic Cultures | “‘A Bright Continuous Flow’: Magic Lantern Phantasmagoria and Historical Fiction in A Tale of Two Cities,” by Amanda Shubert
TODAY!: Thursday, January 28th from 4:30-6pm | Cobb 311

Latin American History | “Illegal Enslavement and International Relations on the Southern Border of the Brazilian Empire,” by Keila Grinberg
TODAY!: Thursday, January 28th from 4:30-6pm | Kelly 114

Political Theory | “Good Change: Burke on the Fine Balance of Progress,” by Jason Rosensweig
Monday, February 1st from 12-1:20pm | Pick 506

Politics, History, and Society | “The Politics of Consumerism: European Integration and Restructuring in Consumer Services,” by Peter Fugiel
Tuesday, February 2nd from 5-6:30pm | SS401

US Locations | “On the International Control of Atomic Energy: A Critical Genealogy of Nuclear Safeguards,” by Anna Weichselbraun
Tuesday, February 2nd from 4:30-6pm | Haskell 101

Global Christianities | “Comparative Religious Ethics: Augustine and Xunzi,” by Eun Young Hwang
Wednesday, February 3rd from 4:30-6pm | Swift 106

Comparative Behavioral Biology | “TBD,” by Z Yan Wang
Wednesday, February 3rd @ 12pm | BSC 122, 940 E 57th St

Comparative Politics | “Declaration as Disavowal: Race, Empire, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” by Emma MacKinnon
Wednesday, February 3rd @ 5pm | Wilder House

Late Antiquity and Byzantium | “Byzantine-Turkish Coexistence, State Building, and the Emergence of Islam in Asia Minor in the Age of Alexios I (1081-1118),” by Alexander Beihammer
Wednesday, February 3rd @ 4:30pm | CWAC 152

Latin America and the Caribbean | “Soil Conflicts: Property in the Shadow of Post-Conflict Colombia,” by Meghan Morris
Thursday, February 4th from 4:30-6pm | Kelly 114

Literature and Philosophy | “On the Origins, Development, and Life of Language,” by Julia Mueller
Thursday, February 4th from 4:30-6pm | Foster 305

Medicine and its Objects | “Viscerality, Spirituality, and Mechanics in the Childbearing Body,” by Andrea Ford
Thursday, February 4th from 4:30-6pm | Haskell 102

On Campus Jobs

Graduate Admissions Assistant (multiple opportunities) | UChicagoGRAD | The UChicagoGRAD Graduate Enrollment Office is seeking Graduate Admissions Assistants for the winter and spring terms The Assistants’ main role will be as a project assistant to the Program Coordinator and the Higher Education Fellows. Responsibilities will include welcoming visitors, answering phones and email, speaking with prospective graduate students, data entry, and assisting with research projects. Assistants will also conduct regular campus tours for prospective and admitted graduate students. Assistants will be expected to work at least one 3 hour shift per week which includes a campus tour. | Preference will be given to candidates available Monday and Thursday afternoons. | More Info + Apply


ONE MONTH LEFT TO APPLY: National Council on US-Arab Relations Washington, DC Summer Internship Program | This internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation’s capital. The program features an energizing and demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounter designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington. As part of the program, interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab-world related organizations in Washington, DC, where they are expected to work 35-40 hours/week; interns will take part in twice-weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-US relations; lastly, interns are offered a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business. | More Info + Apply
*Application due Friday, February 26th, 2016


Research Study Coordinator | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine | Has hired many MAPSS students in the past | Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the full-time bi-cultural (Hispanic), bilingual (Spanish & English) Research Study Coordinator will be responsible for operational project management of the research study. This project’s primary objective is to increase living kidney donor transplantation rates among Hispanic/Latino patients by implementing a culturally targeted transplant program at other transplant centers. Responsibilities include: Coordinating data collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data, and assisting the Principal Investigator in judging the validity of test data obtained from multiple universities. The Coordinator will complete all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy and procedures developed by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board. Applicant must have completed a master’s or higher degree in a major such as social or health sciences or related field, with at least 1 year of research experience. | More Info
*Send resume to Dr. Elisa Gordon (e-gordon@northwestern.edu)

Data Management Specialist | Access Community Health Network | The evaluation team at Access Community Health Network is currently recruiting for a full-time Data Management Specialist. This staff member will be responsible for organizing data collection processes, managing databases, and reporting on metrics for assigned prevention and health promotion initiatives. As a member of the evaluation team, they will also participate in evaluation planning and program monitoring and improvement. | More Info + Apply  (Job number 5212633)
Contact Chelsey Leruth (chelsey.leruth@accesscommunityhealth.net) with any questions